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led her to create the post of u.s. ambassador for global women's issues. she appointed melanne verveer, a long-time aide and friend. >> well, you know, as first lady she had impact on our own policies. it was she who very much became a proponent for micro credit for women who were in the poorest circumstances being lifted up with training and small amounts of credit. girls' education. so she ha pli impacts certainly in development during those years. as senator she continued to be active on those issues. the work that went on with afghan women early in 2003 recognizing how critical they would be to the creation of a better future for afghan women. she was very involved in when she traveled as a senator. she didn't travel that much internationally, but when she did, to afghanistan or to iraq, she met wit all of theey peop, but she always asked that she also meet with some of the key women. and then as secretary, she really made these issues a cornerstone of our foreign policy, obviously, in creating the position that i have, which is the first ever u.s. ambassador for global women's iss
level becoming a member of the u.s. house of representatives. and she maintained her values and beliefs. >> i ran as and won as somebody who is principled and who is going to fight hard for my district. but i am willing to take principled stances that need to be taken for us to move forward as a country. and i think that is what the voters of my district elect me to do is to be a powerful voice for them, regardless of the risk to me politically. they want me to be fearless that way and i look forward to that opportunity to be their advocate and be a strong voice. >> and esty wants to start with herself. as a state representative, she cut her own pay. as a federal representative, she has plans to do the same. >> i thought it was important to lead by example and i think this year again we are facing very tough times with the federal budget. people's personal budgets are very tight and i think it is an appropriate move for us to look at cutting congressional pay or at least look at no pay if we don't achieve a budget that's agreed upon, that we need to hold ourselves accountable. >> esty i
, marcia fudge, making it the first time ohio will have two african american u.s. representatives. >> i think when we go out and young folks, women and men look to us. we're part of a history, we're part that allows, especially young girls to be able to say, i, too, can go to washington and serve in congress because there was a joyce beatty. >> beatty says a diverse congress means less gridlock, and more action. >> i think there will be some changes in the house because of the diversity of the caucus and we are more reflective of america. >> beatty is ready to resolve the differences between members of congress and believes that can only be done when both sides compromise. >> democrats are going to be democrats and republicans are going to be republicans and on many things our core is very different. i think you have to look at both sides of the equation and i think you have to come up with some resolves that are palatable for both sides of the aisle. i n't think we've spent a lot of time figuring out how we can work together. i think in the past there was too much time spent on making
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